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Maduro vows severe punishment to generals for ‘plotting coup’

Maduro vows severe punishment to generals for ‘plotting coup’

Mar 27, – On Tuesday, the Venezuelan president made the surprise announcement of the capture of the three air force officials at a meeting with members of a fact-finding mission from Union of South American Nations (Unasur), which traveled to Venezuela to investigate the ongoing social unrest. Without offering details, he said that the generals […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bahrainis stage anti-government protest against ‘sectarian discrimination’

Bahrainis stage anti-government protest against ‘sectarian discrimination’

Mar 22, – Thousands of Bahrainis, mainly from the Shiite majority, demonstrated near Manama Friday against what they described as “sectarian discrimination” in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. “No to discrimination,” chanted protesters brandishing Bahrain’s red-and-white flag as they marched along Budaiya main road, which links Shiite villages with the capital, witnesses said. Ali Salman, chief cleric […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Mar 20, – Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Libya: 8 killed as car bombs hit Benghazi army academy

Libya: 8 killed as car bombs hit Benghazi army academy

Mar 17, – Instability in the eastern city is part of the struggle a weak central government faces in controlling armed groups, militias and brigades of former rebels who once battled Muammar Gaddafi and now refuse to disarm. A powerful car bomb attack targeted a military academy in Libya’s eastern of city of Benghazi on […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Guatemala bus crash leaves 43 dead, dozens injured

Guatemala bus crash leaves 43 dead, dozens injured

Sep 10, – At least 43 people have been killed and dozens injured after a bus plunged off a steep cliff in western Guatemala. Survivors told local media the bus had been overcrowded. Guatemalan President Otto Perez declared three days of mourning on Monday after at least 43 people were killed in one of the […]

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Afghans find dumped bodies of 7 abducted soldiers

Afghans find dumped bodies of 7 abducted soldiers

Sep 01, KABUL, Afghanistan — The badly beaten, bullet-riddled bodies of seven Afghan soldiers were found dumped in an eastern province Sunday, apparent victims of insurgents, authorities said. The discovery comes as the Taliban have stepped up their attacks in Afghanistan and U.S.-led foreign forces are reducing their presence in the country. The handover of […]

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